Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Maida Sweet Biscuit Recipe-Sweet Diamond Cut Maida Biscuits-Easy Diwali Snacks for Kids

This is a very simple snack recipe prepared with all purpose flour and sugar. It is a kid's friendly snack. I have already posted the savory version or salted maida biscuits.When I was young, my mother used to make this often. It can be had as a tea time snack. Today we will learn how to make sweet maida biscuit following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Maida sweet biscuit-diamond cut maida sweet biscuits

Maida Sweet Biscuit Recipe-Sweet Diamond Cut Maida Biscuits

Maida Sweet Biscuit

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Yields: 3 Cups
 Recipe CategorySnacks-Kids friendly snacks
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Maida-all purpose flour-1 cup
   Ghee or butter -1 tbsp
   Sugar -1/3 cup
   Baking soda or cooking soda -a generous pinch
   Oil for deep frying
   Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


Powder sugar and keep it ready.


First mix together ghee and cooking soda well with your hands (cream together vigorously).

Add maida and powder sugar to the ghee + cooking soda and mix well.

Maida sweet biscuit recipe

Add needed water and make a slightly stiff and smooth dough. Dusting flour, roll out the dough into a circle (it should neither be thick nor thin).

How to make Maida sweet biscuit

Using a biscuit cutter or a sharp knife, cut it in the shape of diamond or squares. Transfer the cut dough to a plate and keep it ready for deep frying.

Sweet Diamond Cut Maida Biscuit

Heat oil in a kadai. (to check if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of dough into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediately, then the oil is ready for frying) Turn the heat to medium and deep fry the cut dough in batches until both sides turn golden brown.

How to find out if it is cooked - once it is cooked the bubbling noise or bubbles stop and the biscuits will come to the surface. As we have added sugar, these biscuits will be a shade darker (slightly brown) than their savory counterpart (Maida salt biscuits).

Once cooked remove from oil with a slotted ladle and drain it on a colander. Dust powdered sugar over the biscuits and mix well.

how to prepare maida biscuit

Once it cools, store it in an air tight container. It has a self life of 6-7 days.

Note - You can also bake these biscuits. Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes or until done.

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  1. Crispy and crunchy looking sweet biscuits. Lovely pics as well.

  2. I love your recipes.Simple,Easy and Perfect!

  3. Hi Padhu, thanks for the recipe. Can this be made with wheat flour as well?

    1. Yes, you can but taste will be different.

  4. Hello

    I tried did recipe today but the biscuits we're breaking in oil itself I'm not sure what went wrong. What could be the reason

  5. How to make it crunchy rather than soft?

  6. I too experienced the same when i used baking soda/powder. Hi Padhu, can let me knw what could b da problem?

  7. Hi Padhu, this is the first recipe that didnt turn out well. Biscuits broke in the oil itself for me too. You mean we need to add one more pinch of baking soda [or] To the above mux of ingredients just one ponch is enough. Pls clarify. Thankyou.

    1. You must cream ghee and cooking soda well. The dough should be stiff. You must check by dropping 1 or 2 biscuits into the hot oil. If it comes out well, you can proceed otherwise you can add a little more maida and knead the dough if it is loose and then continue.

  8. That was an amazing recpie.. .. Made different shapes..... Extra baking soda works and also adding extra maidha helps from the breakingness

    Thank you


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